- Attractive and Durable
- Ribbed Tube for Improved Grip
- Suits Installation Needs
- Multi-Fixing Flanges
- 35mm Diameter grab handle
- Lengths: 300mm, 450mm and 600mm (12", 18" and 24")
These plastic grab rails are suitable for internal or external use as they will not rust, and they are ideal for damp areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. The ribbed surface provides additional grip to these very competitively priced grab rails. These rails are available in white or blue to provide contrast against background colour for visually impaired people.
Manufactured from high quality plastics, these grab rails are easy to maintain and because of integral flange covers with concealed wall fixings, there is no exposed screws and therefore no need to electrically earth.
The integral flanges neatly cover the wall fixings. These are permanently fixed to the grab rails to ensure that they are not lost but can be moved to the far end of the rail to avoid obstructing the wall fixing during installation.
Although primarily used in the bathroom and toilet, grab rails can be positioned anywhere in and around the home to provide support. Conveniently placed rails will provide help in four ways:
- to push or pull against when standing up
- to provide a steadying support while sitting down
- to provide a firm grip when transferring from one position to another
- for balance when standing, walking or dressing
Most are attached to the wall. The type required will depend upon the situation and the hand or arm strength of the person. A combination of vertical and horizontal rails is often helpful.
Grab rails are only as strong as the wall to which they are fixed and the fixings that are used. Unfortunately many modern houses which were built as cost effective, thermally efficient buildings do not have internal walls that are ideal for the installation of wall fixtures such as support rails and shower seats.
You will need to ensure that you are using the correct type of fixing for the material of the wall.
When choosing a grab rail there are many factors to consider.
Check that the rail is comfortable to hold and there is sufficient room between the rail and the wall to allow the person to secure a strong handgrip.
It is recommended that there should be a space of about 4-6.5 cm between the fixing surface and the underside of the grab rail.
Ensure that the rail is comfortable to hold especially if the person has weak or painful hands.
Coloured rails that contrast with the wall colour are useful for people who have a visual impairment.